Wednesday, May 18, 2011

St. Louis bartender's rum drink wins competition

BY EVAN S. BENN. T.J. Vytlacil, a bartender at Clayton's DeMun Oyster Bar, won part of a national cocktail competition last weekend in New York. His "Love Burns" rum drink earned him first place in the fruit-forward category, good for $1,000 and a trip to Puerto Rico.

Vytlacil's cocktail -- a citrusy mix of lemon juice, lemon bitters and anejo rum, topped with Champagne and garnished with a gelatinized grapefruit wedge -- also was named the top drink at a St. Louis qualifying event in April.

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